School Board Eligibility

In order to be elected or appointed to a school board in Pennsylvania, you must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen of Pennsylvania, and a resident of the school district for at least one year before your election or appointment.

Even if the above requirements are met, an individual may be excluded from becoming a school director.

PA School Code

Article III of the Pennsylvania Public School Code of 1949 details the regulations pertaining to school directors.

Section 322, for example, in addition to the age and residence requirements detailed above, prevents a director from holding certain municipal offices while being a school director. It also excludes employees of the school district and certain employees of vocational or intermediate units doing business with the school district.

The nine municipalities making up Kiski Area and/or Westmoreland County may have restrictions preventing School Directors from holding offices concurrently.

This is a follow-up item for Kiski-Area-Info. If you have knowledge of any local or county restrictions, please contact us to discuss.

If you have been removed from any public office held, Section 323 prevents you from being a school director. With some exceptions, Section 324 prevents directors from becoming employees of the district or doing business with them directly.

Other sections (325-327) deal with offering, receiving or demanding bribes. Clearly you do not qualify as a school board director if you are involved with bribes.

Hatch Act

The Hatch Act prohibits some federal employees from running for an elected office. But it does not prevent someone holding an elected office from becoming a federal employee. However, a federal employee can be appointed to an office. All the ugly particulars can be checked at the U.S. Office of Special Counsel.

Other considerations

There may be other applicable restrictions. For example, the military services have regulations that may prevent holding a public office while in the military. Anyone convicted of certain crimes may be ineligible to hold elected office by the Pennsylvania Constitution.

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Please note that 2 polling locations have changed.

If you voted at the Municipal Building, you will now vote at the Washington Twp Fire Hall.

If you voted at the elementary school, you will now vote at the Municipal Building.

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